Woman Sentenced to 55 Years in Prison for Murder

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka

A woman who admitted to killing her husband in Sitka 22 years ago is going to jail until she’s at least 70 years old. 46-year-old Jane Reth received a sentence of 55 years in prison, with 19 years suspended. That leaves 36 years to be served, but with good behavior, she could be released in 24 years. The grisly 1988 killing was solved by state cold-case investigators who used a combination of a recorded phone call and DNA evidence.

KCAW’s Ed Ronco has the story. First, though, a word of warning: This story includes some graphic details that might be upsetting to some listeners.

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